Happy Monday, friends!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend! I’m excited to be one of first blog tour stops for a dystopian novel that releases tomorrow. *squeals*
Most of you probably know that dystopian is one of my favorite genres and was thrilled when I found author Angela R. Watt was doing a blog tour in honor of her novel, The Divided Nation, releasing.
To join in on the fun, I thought it would be fun to share three reasons why I’m excited to read her upcoming book!
About the Book
WHEN THE NATION DIVIDES, THE INFIDELS MUST RISE.
The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and officials of the United Nations thrive. West Johnston, heir to the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, he must become him: bloodthirsty and willing to do whatever it takes for control.
West gains control by helping fellow gangsters, Nate and Simon, when they form an alliance with one of the last remaining townships in America. After years of surviving and winter fast approaching, Springtown is in desperate need of supplies from the two teenagers. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk their reputations to save her and the town they now love. But without help from West, their rescue mission will fail.
Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.
Three Reasons Why I’m Excited To Read The Divided Nation
- It’s dystopian.
That is literally the only reason I need. LOL! Truly, I am a huge fan of dystopian and never get the talk of the genre dying because I can’t get enough of it. Since my Grandma introduced me to The Hunger Games trilogy after the first film released, I have been hooked. When I know friends are releasing a new book in this genre, I make sure that I am there and ready to get my hands on it ASAP.
- It’s gritty and I’m intrigued.
This book doesn’t sound like it will be an easy read in the sense that there is war and actual “gangsters.” Angela does an amazing job of conveying that in her opening book description and know I need to be prepared. It honestly sounds completely different than other dystopian reads I’ve picked up because it’s capturing a grittiness either brace yourself for or stop reading. I’m definitely choosing option number one, which leads to my third reason.
- It’s about that time.
It’s about that time I need a good book to hit me right in the heart with it’s realistic feel and themes. I’m all for dystopian that is NOT set in the future as in it’s so far-fetched and doesn’t have a feel of being America anymore. (You know, like The Hunger Games.) Knowing this story is set in 2027 makes me nervous and excited for all the right reasons. I need a good story to make me think and remind me to be grateful for my many freedoms today. Plus, it never hurts to cry and stay up past your bedtime to read another chapter, right?
There you have it! My three reasons of why I will be diving into this story and sharing my video review next week (as well as interview Angela about all the things in case you’re curious *winks*). Stay tuned!
Why do you enjoy reading or not reading dystopian?
About the Author
Angela R. Watts is a Christian fiction author who strives to glorify the Lord in all she does. She’s a homeschooled highschooler living at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, though with Gypsy and Norwegian in her blood, she tends to travel. She’s been writing stories since she was little, but also enjoys chores, painting, and watching sunsets.
Want to read Angela’s book too? Guess what? She’s hosting this epic giveaway!
1st place: hardback copy of The Divided Nation. A custom mug with a quote from the book, bookmark, and an exclusive snippet from The Infidel Books.
2nd place: paperback copy of The Divided Nation, bookmark.
3rd place: ebook copy of The Divided Nation.
To enter, click on the link below! (US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.)
>>> Entry-Form <<<
Blog Tour Schedule
Author Interview @ Taking Up My Cross
Book Spotlight @ Unicorn Quester <— You are here!
August 13th (RELEASE DAY)
Guest Post @ Crazy Little Thing Called Life
Author Interview @ Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
Author and Character Interview @ HauntingGhostTown
Character Interview @ Imperial Scribis
Character and Author Interview @ FaithLaneAuthor
Book Spotlight @ The Writer’s Song
Guest Post @ Jaye L. Knight
Book Review @ Kaitlyn Krispense, Author
Book Review @ We’ve Got Pockets
Book Review @ Bella Putt: Writer. Reader. Follower of Christ.
Author Interview @ Gabriella Slade
Book Spotlight @ Stories by Firefly
Book Review @ Scribes and Archers
Author Interview and Guest Post @ Tangled Up In Writing
Guest Post @ Read Write Breathe
Book Review @ Reveries
Book Review @ Just Writing
Author Interview @ Allison’s Well
Book Review @ Books, Life, and Christ